Jim Butler’s blog article titled “JMBM’s Chinese Investment Group® happenings and events” was published by Hotel Online and ehotelier.com.
Assignments for the benefit of creditors are a terrific tool to facilitate the liquidation of assets of a failing enterprise. In this article, my partner, Ben Young, explains why a recent opinion from the California Fourth District Court of Appeal missed the point and why ABCs remain a powerful tool available to get the bank […]
As we all know, there are business cycles that affect certain industries. When the going is good, lenders are lining up to make loans, and borrowers are not as picky as one might hope in taking on debt. When the worm turns, however, borrowers often find themselves in financial distress, right along with their competitors. […]
The director’s friend: The business judgment rule By Mark Adams Reprinted with permission, Orange County Business Journal, August 27, 2012 A corporate director is entrusted to act for and on behalf of the corporation and its shareholders in managing the corporation’s affairs. A director assumes fiduciary duties and is expected to act with honesty, loyalty, […]
Dodd-Frank affects all merchants The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 certainly sparked fierce debate about government regulation, consumer choice, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Durbin Amendment, a last-minute addition to the Dodd-Frank Act, drastically lowers swipe fees – the fee charged to merchants every time a customer pays with plastic – […]
Stan Gibson’s blog article titled, “Apple v. Samsung: Samsung Moves to Preclude Apple from Commenting on Samsung’s Failure to Call Certain Witnesses at Trial,” was reprinted by Corporate LiveWire.
Jim Butler’s blog about Bob Kaplan’s Super Lawyers profile, “Hotel Restructuring, Workouts, Receivership and Bankruptcy: The Art of Heavy Lifting,” was published in the Hotel Law Blog and picked up by Hotel Online and Hospitality Net.
Quick! Name a celebrity bankruptcy lawyer! Drawing a blank? That’s because bankruptcy lawyers try hard to keep their clients out of the glare of publicity, and rarely comment on their clients’ matters. So, we were more than pleased when my partner, bankruptcy lawyer par excellence, Bob Kaplan, was featured in the recent Northern California Super […]
Maximizing 2012 Gifts: A New Concept for Procrastinators Originally published in the LISI Estate Planning Newsletter #1996 (August 7, 2012) at http://www.leimbergservices.com/ “The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gift $5 million without gift or GST tax will close on December 31, 2012. As of January 1, 2013, the gift tax exclusion will revert to $1 million and […]
Bob Braun and Cathy Holmes’s article titled, “Brand franchise issues in hotel purchase and sale transactions,” was published by Jim Butler’s Hotel Law Blog, and was picked up by Hotel Online, Hospitality Net and 4Hoteliers.